Gait pathology subtypes are not associated with self-reported fall frequency in children with cerebral palsy - Boyer ER, Patterson A.
BACKGROUND: Trips and falls are common concerns reported by parents of children with cerebral palsy. Specific gait pathologies (excessive internal hip rotation, intoeing, and stiff knee gait) are anecdotally associated with higher rates of falls. RESEARCH ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Air Justins? Runner with cerebral palsy inspires Nike line
For many with cerebral palsy, the mere thought of running -- let alone running a half marathon -- would seem like an impossible dream. However, for Justin Gallegos, that dream became a reality on April 29 as he crossed the finish line at the 2018 Eugene Half Marathon in Eugene, Oregon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immersive virtual reality to improve walking abilities in cerebral palsy: a pilot study - Gagliardi C, Turconi AC, Biffi E, Maghini C, Marelli A, Cesareo A, Diella E, Panzeri D.
Immersive virtual reality (IVR) offers new possibilities to perform treatments in an ecological and interactive environment with multimodal online feedbacks. Sixteen school-aged children (mean age 11  ± 2.4 years) with Bilateral CP-diplegia, attending ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Slip avoidance strategies in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy and crouch gait - Kleiner AFR, Pacifici I, Condoluci C, Sforza C, Galli M.
BACKGROUND: A slip occurs when the required friction (RCOF) to prevent slipping at the foot/floor interfaces exceeds the available friction. The RCOF is dependent upon the biomechanics features of individuals and their gait. On the other hand, the availabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Woman calls for government to rethink plastic straws policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic straws: Call for government to rethink policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The female boxer with cerebral palsy
Kate Farley has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop her packing a punch in the ring - on her knees. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are clinic-based walking measures associated with community walking activity in children with cerebral palsy? - Wittry S, Tsao E, Bjornson K.
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between clinic-based walking capacity measures and community-based walking activity in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: A secondary analysis of a cross-sectional cohort was employed at tert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) leads to a significant improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), which is maintained five years following surgery, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Where disabled women are gang-raped and left without a voice
In 2014, a 23-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was allegedly gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis surgery in children with cerebral palsy -- quality of life benefits outweigh risks
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), surgery for scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) significantly improves the quality of life (QoL) for them and their caregivers, reports a study in the April 4, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medically assisted sex? How 'intimacy coaches' offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities
Spencer Williams, a writer and student who has cerebral palsy, now has a more meaningful and rewarding sex life thanks to a sex surrogate and intimacy coach who specializes in helping people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Out in the Open Source Type: news

More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments
More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

More preemies developing motor impairments
(Reuters Health) - More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gift to UCLA Nursing will create endowed chair in disability studies
The UCLA School of Nursing has received $2 million from the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation to endow a faculty chair in developmental disability studies.The Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies will enable UCLA Nursing to build upon its national and international leadership and to inform care for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The gift augments the foundation ’s previous generosity to the school, which created a scholarship for nursing students and established an endowment to fund programs and activities in disability studies.“The Shapiros’ gene...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bike skills training for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial - Toovey R, Harvey AR, McGinley JL, Lee KJ, Shih STF, Spittle AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Two-wheel bike riding can be a goal for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and a means of participating in physical activity. It is possible for some children with CP to ride a two-wheel bike; however, currently far fewer can ride compared wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy With Low-normal Apgar Scores Increased Risk of Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy With Low-normal Apgar Scores
Lower five- and 10-minute Apgar scores, even within the normal range, are associated with higher risks of childhood cerebral palsy and epilepsy, according to findings from Swedish registries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Australian woman with cerebral palsy marathons WHEELCHAIR
There aren't many people in the world who can say that they have completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days but one Sydney woman has done just that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why communication from a ‘locked-in’ child is a miracle we must question
If Jonathan Bryan can communicate we should celebrate, but hard evidence is needed before we change how severely disabled children are cared forThere has been much coverage lately – including inthe Times,the Mirror,the Daily Mail, andtonight ’s CBBC documentary special– of the story of 11-year-old Jonathan Bryan and his remarkable ability to write poetry, keep a regular blog, and communicate with his parents, in spite of his severe and debilitating cerebral palsy. Now Jonathan – who communicates via a spelling board with the help of a facilitator who carefull y watches the movement of his eyes &ndas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher French and Michael Marshall Tags: Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy
Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. Donna Nimec Source Type: news

Five-year-old BEATS meningitis but is left with vitiligo
Aria Ellison, five, was born with cerebral palsy and was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in 2014. After defying all odds, Aria beat the disease, but was left with scars in the form of vitiligo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoying life to her full potential with cerebral palsy
For a month, Nikki Puzzo walked around with a hockey puck strapped to her torso. But this mother of two wasn’t just being silly or exhibiting her love of sports. Instead, she was demonstrating solidarity with her younger daughter, Stella. The little girl, who has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (CP), had a device called a baclofen pump implanted into her abdomen. “I wanted her to feel more comfortable and know that she wasn’t alone,” explains Nikki. Targeting spasticity Like many kids with CP, Stella has spasticity, or severe tightness and stiffness, in her leg muscles. A medication called baclofen...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories baclofen pump cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Dr. Brian Snyder Dr. Donna Nimec Dr. Elizabeth Barkoudah Kristin Buxton Source Type: news

Baby brain maps point to origins of neurological disorders
Scans before and after birth boost research on conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baby who had a stroke in the womb can crawl and say 'mama'
Naomi Kretschmer, 19 months, from Marshfield, Wisconsin, suffers from epilepsy and cerebral palsy after having a stroke in the womb. But her mother said she is having small victories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter: Heinz Wolff ’s support for young scientists
In 1973Heinz Wolff was the specialist judge for my school ’s team in the first heat of the BBC Young Scientists of the Year competition. Two years previously a consultant at Guy’s hospital in London had asked our school if we could assist children with cerebral palsy; they wore out their shoes very quickly due to the manner in which they walked. We res earched materials and eventually produced an automated machine that manufactured hard-wearing polypropylene toecaps to fit over their shoes.The project fitted with Heinz ’s enthusiasms, and he took considerable interest in us and in our hopes and aspiration...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nick Tucker Tags: Science Schools Education UK news BBC Media Source Type: news

Fatigue, quality of life and walking ability in adults with cerebral palsy - Lundh S, Nasic S, Riad J.
INTRODUCTION: Few studies on fatigue, quality of life and walking ability in adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are available. It is unclear whether these variables are associated. AIM: The aim was to study the influence of CP on fatigue, quality of l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Effects of 4 weeks of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization training on balance and gait performance in an adolescent with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy - Kim DH, An DH, Yoo WG.
[Purpose] The purpose of this study investigated the effects of 4 weeks of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization training on balance ability. [Subject and Methods] An adolescent with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy was recruited. The subject performed 4 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Man who sucker-punched man with cerebral palsy gets prison
Man caught on video sucker-punching man with cerebral palsy outside Pennsylvania store sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Artificial walking technologies to improve gait in cerebral palsy: multichannel neuromuscular stimulation - Rose J, Cahill-Rowley K, Butler EE.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Aspirin link to cerebral palsy in babies
Newborns were almost two-and-a-half times more likely to have the incurable condition if their mothers took aspirin and 50 per cent more likely if they took paracetamol, a (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies likely to get cerebral palsy if mother has aspirin
Newborns were almost two-and-a-half times more likely to have the incurable condition if their mothers took aspirin and 50 per cent more likely if they took paracetamol, a (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with  cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities
(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk upright
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health created a robotic exoskeleton that attaches to children's legs who have cerebral palsy. It improved posture just as well as surgery would. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk tall
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health create a robotic armor that can help children with cerebral palsy walk easier and upright. The technology is the first specifically designed to treat crouch gait in kids with cerebral palsy, they say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racing driver with cerebral palsy dreams of motorsport glory
Chris Carter's motorsport dream has moved a step closer after he completed a testing session. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen with cerebral palsy finishes New York Marathon
Zoe North, 19, from south London, completed the 26.2-mile race over five gruelling days in aid of Sparks, the children ’s medical research charity, which works with Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia University - Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for MS3s
The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center invites 3rd year medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for highly-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. This research position offers training in clinical research and hands-on collaboration with junior and senior faculty research mentors and orthopaedic surgeons. You will work closely with 3-4 other members of the research team on a variety of clinical ...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
Children with spastic cerebral palsy have stiff muscles that can make it hard to move. The condition is usually caused by brain damage before or at birth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- For a child with spastic cerebral palsy, simply grasping a toy may be impossible. But infusions of their own umbilical cord blood might make basic movements like this easier, researchers say. Children with spastic cerebral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Magnesium Sulfate Taken Before Preterm Birth Protects the Fetus Magnesium Sulfate Taken Before Preterm Birth Protects the Fetus
Giving prenatal magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) to pregnant women at high risk for preterm birth can limit the infant ’ s risk for cerebral palsy (CP) and possibly death, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy
(Duke University Medical Center) An infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Undocumented special-needs girl in federal custody after emergency surgery
An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was taken into US Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas in a case that advocates say shows the harmful extent of the President's hard line on immigration policies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanodiamonds show promise for aiding recovery from root canal
People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment.Researchers at theUCLA School of Dentistry and theUCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science found in a clinical trial that nanodiamonds protected disinfected root canals after the nerve and pulp were removed, thereby improving the likelihood of a full recovery. The findings are a milestone for the use of nanodiamonds in humans.Nanodiamonds are tiny particles made of carbon and are so small that millions of them could fit on the head of a pin. They resemble soccer balls but have facets like a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital ship waits for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring
Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news